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Megan Buechler

Megan Buechler
Megan  Buechler

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Sacred Heart Academy

Experience:
1L

Major:
Public Relations

09/09/2017

Gamecocks Take Fourth in Bulldog SEC Preview

South Carolina tops two SEC teams on same course as SEC Championships

09/02/2017

Gamecocks Claim Season Opener, Defend Carolina Challenge Crown

Five Gamecocks rank in the top 10, including two freshmen

10/14/2016

Gamecocks Take 13th in Packed Crimson Classic Field

South Carolina ranks fifth out of nine SEC teams in the field two weeks ahead of conference meet

10/04/2016

South Carolina Claims Decisive Win in Gamecock Invitational

Gamecocks claim 10 of the top 12 spots in the two-mile outing

09/17/2016

Gamecocks Post Near Perfect Day in 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational

South Carolina wins with 18 points in the Division I standings

09/02/2017

Carolina Challenge 9/2/17

Shots, provided by Bob Stoner, from the 2017 Carolina Challenge, held at the Sandhill REC course in Columbia, S.C.

09/15/2016

2016 Carolina Challenge

Shots from the Gamecocks season opening cross country meet.

2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2017 Cross Country (Sophomore)
Competed five times... Set her 5K PR at the Carolina Challenge, when she placed 29th with a run of 19:54.2... Came in ninth at the Koala Classic... Set her 6K PR at the Crimson Classic, when she posted a time of 23:13.9... Ended her season at the SEC Championships, placing 126th with a mark of 24:48.1.

2017 Track
Indoors:
Ran the 5000m at the Clemson and Tiger Paw Invitationals ... Finished sixth in her season-opener, with a season-best time of 18:53.32
Outdoors: Ran the 5K twice, finishing 13th at both the Spec Towns Invitational and Gamecock Invitational ... Turned in a season-best 19:05.68 at the Georgia meet ... Ended her season running the 3000m at the USC Open, finishing 11th in 10:55.10.

2016 Cross Country (Freshman)
Ran in four races during her first semester ... Tallied her best collegiate 5K time in her debut in the Carolina Challenge, clocking a 20:01.20 and finishing 29th overall ... Ranked 20th among Division I competitors at the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (20:17.5) ... Helped South Carolina win the Gamecock Invitational, ranking fourth with a time of 12:20.10 ... Posted her only 6K time of 24:00.3 in the Crimson Classic.

High School
Specialized in the longer distances in track at Sacred Heart Academy, placing in the top 11 three times in the Kentucky State Meet in the 3200m ... Posted her best 3200m time of 11:05.12 in the 2013 Eastern Relays ... Won the 2016 Region 4 AAA 1600m with a time of In cross country, posted three top-25 finishes, including a best of seventh as a junior, in the Kentucky State Championship ... Ran her top time of 18:38.23 in a fourth-place showing at the 2015 Lexington Catholic Invitational ... Helped her cross country team win the 2014 KHSAA 3A title ... Ran in four Foot Locker South Regionals ... Ranked third at the 2013 AAU National Championships ... A four-time honor roll member who earned KHSAA Academic All-State honors all four years too ... Named to the Principal's List in 2014-15.

Personal
Daughter of Joe and Nancy Buechler ... Her father ran track and cross country at Auburn ... Two uncles played tennis (Mark) and track/cross country (David) at Clemson ... Has two siblings, older sister Julia and younger brother Paul ... Chose SC over Georgia, Auburn and Northwestern because she loved everything the school had to offer both academically and athletically ... Majoring in public relations.

Cross Country Personal Records
2M
12:20.10 (10/4/16 Gamecock Invitational)
5K
19:54.2 (9/2/17 Carolina Challenge)
6K
23:13.9 (10/13/17 Crimson Classic)
 

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